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#136    Avatar Samantha Ai

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 05:06 PM

If only it were as easy as "not shopping" there. No, the moral outrage, the teaching of children it is OK to make fun of the old (ageism) and for their looks (plastic surgey) have to be part of the lessons these adults are passing on to the children. Hypocritical? Satisfying?

Whatever the case the CEO has more in common with the bullies who are now bullying him. The world would be better off without any of these example.

But hey I would never suggest anyone shop at A&E or get plastic surgery, I would discourage both. But for those who do either that is their choice and no need to make fun of them.

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 06:26 PM

The reality here is the CEO of A&F has brought criticism squarely/rightfully upon himself by his own policy of elitism and marketing choices that showcase A&F as catering to elitist snobs. I won't even go into the marketing that sexualizes clothing to be sold to young adolescent girls. My pointing this out does not make me a "bully".

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 07:00 PM

lol@LBA I am glad I do not share your smug moral superiority.

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 07:20 PM

View PostLilly, on 26 May 2013 - 06:26 PM, said:

The reality here is the CEO of A&F has brought criticism squarely/rightfully upon himself by his own policy of elitism and marketing choices that showcase A&F as catering to elitist snobs. I won't even go into the marketing that sexualizes clothing to be sold to young adolescent girls. My pointing this out does not make me a "bully".

Pointing that out is not bullying, agreed. We agree there.

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Making fun of how someone looks kinda is...

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Those doing so on twitter and tumblr are being counterproductive.

Unsure or not if what is being said here is that A&F shoppers are "elitist snobs"? That is who is being catered and marketed to. Maybe I missed something because I don't think anyone actually thinks that here.

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 07:36 PM

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Unsure or not if what is being said here is that A&F shoppers are "elitist snobs"? That is who is being catered and marketed to. Maybe I missed something because I don't think anyone actually thinks that here.

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“A lot of people don’t belong [in our clothes], and they can’t belong. Are we exclusionary? Absolutely."

Sounds rather elitist and snobby if you ask me.

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 10:54 PM

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 10:56 PM

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 11:01 PM

View PostLeave Britney alone!, on 26 May 2013 - 05:06 PM, said:

If only it were as easy as "not shopping" there. No, the moral outrage, the teaching of children it is OK to make fun of the old (ageism) and for their looks (plastic surgey) have to be part of the lessons these adults are passing on to the children. Hypocritical? Satisfying?

Whatever the case the CEO has more in common with the bullies who are now bullying him. The world would be better off without any of these example.

But hey I would never suggest anyone shop at A&E or get plastic surgery, I would discourage both. But for those who do either that is their choice and no need to make fun of them.

All stores traget groups. Hot topic goes after certain people, some stores target younger people some target older. Radio stations target diffrent groups. Tv channels target diffrent groups. Car advertisements target diffrent groups.

Your making a big deal out of nonething. Should we make laws forceing stores to sale all size cloths? no its dumb. All products try to produce a image around their product.

The store does not have signs up saying "fat people cant shop here", So no kid is picking up name calling from a store. They just choose to not sale that size

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 11:09 PM

Its not just about what they sell as much as what they're saying they're selling which is not selling what they're suppose to be selling when they says they are selling what they are selling now, which by the way is not what selling is all about.

If its just about a sweater and how much it costs, feel or looks on you ... no one gives a crap, this here is a fashion, lifestyle culture war for the minds of the younger/future generation.

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you people decide ....



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Posted 26 May 2013 - 11:26 PM

View Postthird_eye, on 26 May 2013 - 11:09 PM, said:

Its not just about what they sell as much as what they're saying they're selling which is not selling what they're suppose to be selling when they says they are selling what they are selling now, which by the way is not what selling is all about.
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you people decide ....

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 11:29 PM

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(THAT part cured it!)
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proper planning my firend ... its all in the planning ... there's no 'off' switch up here you know ... *taps noggins*

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 11:47 PM

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proper planning my firend ... its all in the planning ...
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setting my alarm clock to get up on time for work is about the extent of my planning 3i, the rest, I just kinda wing it and hope for the best!
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Posted 26 May 2013 - 11:55 PM

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setting my alarm clock to get up on time for work is about the extent of my planning 3i, the rest, I just kinda wing it and hope for the best!
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then is you that tells the clock or is it the clock that tells you ?

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 01:03 AM

View PostDaughter of the Nine Moons, on 26 May 2013 - 07:00 PM, said:

lol@LBA I am glad I do not share your smug moral superiority.

I don't think she's been smug at all.  She is one of the few to keep his/her head on this whole thing.     The guy said some stupid stuff, but nothing was wrong with what he said.  Maybe the company will suffer, we'll wait and see.   LBA has done nothing but speak out about people's "mob" mentality.


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Posted 27 May 2013 - 01:17 AM

View Postthird_eye, on 26 May 2013 - 11:55 PM, said:

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then is you that tells the clock or is it the clock that tells you ?
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I dunno 3i, i'm always awake 5mns before the alarm goes off, just in case the damn thing's lying to me & decides to stay silent instead of waking me!
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it's got a slightly geigeresque quality to it, a little unsettling, but people with three eyes probably would be, but an excellent picture nontheless!

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